Monday, May 11, 2015

R.I.P. MARVEL COMICS AS WE KNEW YE...

Well, I guess everyone now knows that the Marvel most of us knew is coming to an end.  Just like Crisis on Infinite Earths before it and DC's current (not a) reboot option, Marvel is ridding itself of many years of history baggage and cherry-picking the best for the next cycle.  Didn't they do that once and call it an Ultimate universe?  Not as ultimate as once thought I guess.  But that universe is being cherry-picked too and will end at the same time.
I once owned the poster represented here (sans 'R.I.P.) and it adorned my walls until it could no longer hold itself together.  Maybe that's what's going on with Marvel.  Just can't hold itself together any more.

Thursday, March 5, 2015

New Meme...

I thought this series of panels would make a nice meme.  Do with it what you will!

Robot rethinks the funny:

Comic Fan Time Machine Presents: Fanzine Art...

From The Superhero Calendar from 1964:  
The Owl and Captain America!
SUPER-HERO CALENDAR FANZINE (1964) - 16 pages, ditto. Super-rare zine published by Bernie Bubnis, with each month illustrated by a fan artist, including Ken Tesar, Bill J. White, Alan Weiss, Buddy Saunders, Ronn Foss, Howard Keltner, Grass Greene, and Raymond Miller.

They are JUST friends....

As I have stated before they are NOT gay!  Really.  They are not.  If they were intended to be gay, fine.  But Bob Kane and Bill Finger...(um, scratch that last sentence).
So.
There is a reasonable explanation for this image.
Really.

Monday, January 19, 2015

Zombie Superman Update

I added some roughing up on this bad boy and figured it was worth an update.  Hope you like! If you share, please post a link to this blog.  Thanks!

Daredevil to Get Netflix Series...

...because anyone who can do THIS to the Black Widow and live deserves a series!

Saturday, January 10, 2015

Super Shilling...

Wow.
Superman merch has been around a looong time.  It started early but it is still amazing to see just a bit of the huge volume of items that DC was making money from.  
Just makes me sad for Supe's creators who didn't see a dime of any of this.

"Giant Size Man-Thing" is Not as Funny Now...

Ok, Sallis.  No need to announce it.

Monday, December 8, 2014

Traveling in Similar Circles...

OK.
Your friend and mine, the great Michael Rooker played Yondu in the Marvel Movie Guardians of the Galaxy.

It has been noted that Michael was a comic book reader before the part came up and was aware of Yondu.  He also (as I'm sure nobody is aware of) played Daryl's older brother in 'The Walking Dead' which is also based on a comic book.  His character was not in the comic, however.
If you have Netflix, you can currently view a movie Michael did in 1985 but wasn't released until 1990 called "Henry Portrait of a Serial Killer".  It is a very disturbing, deeply moving take on parental cause-and-effect.
What does this have to do with the circular nature of comics and movies?
In a scene where Rooker's co-star has just kicked in his TV set for not working properly, there is a closer view of the top of the Television:
Hey!  What's that on top of the TV?

A comic book!
What is it?
Close examination reveals it is a copy of Daredevil #217, from April 1985.

It has a great Barry Windsor-Smith cover and in my opinion:
Michael Rooker put it there!
He's a fan of comics and may have suggested it.
Agree?
Disagree?
Minor point, of course but I always like to track down the comics I see in old movies.
Now if we could only forget about his role in Days of Thunder, life would be great!




  

Phoenix Preliminary Sketches by the Great Dave Cockrum....

How can you rise, if you have not burned a few wardrobe ideas?